What does Deidre mean?
Deidre /dei-dre/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls means "broken-hearted, sorrowful". Deidre is a version of Deirdre (Irish, Gaelic): also possibly "fear". Dewire is a popular last name.
How popular is Deidre?
Deidre is a very prominent first name for females (#871 out of 4276, Top 20%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Deidre for girls. Deidre was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #481 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Deidre and related names. Deirdre, Deidra, Deedee, Dee and Dedra are the popular variation forms of Deidre ranked in the Top 1000. Forms like Didi are uncommon. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3953%) and are now much less popular, with the forms Dee, Deidra, Deirdre and Deidre becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Deitra. This name tends to be less frequently used than Deidre.